[TUHS] X, Suntools, and the like

Robert Brockway robert at timetraveller.org
Sun Mar 19 16:11:06 AEST 2017

On Fri, 17 Mar 2017, Josh Good wrote:

> The real problem is that X11 predates the "GUI desktop metaphor". In X11
> forwarding you remote bitmaps (or vectors or primitives or whatever)
> which belong to an app, whereas in RDP you remote bitmaps (and only
> bitmaps, and never anything more than bitmaps) which belong to a "full,
> self-contained, GUI desktop".

Personally I've always strongly preferred that remote apps display on the 
same desktop as local apps.  This offers seemless integration, especially 
if the various servers share /home.

Putting remote apps in a box always struck me as klunky.  Different people 
prefer each of these approaches and there is no need to force everyone in 
to one solution.  Losing the ability to remote display individual apps 
would be a great leap backwards for me, and for lots of others.

FWIW I believe RDP does support per app remote display.



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